Fascism, American-Style

The United States is facing its most dangerous domestic crossroads since the Civil War. Donald Trump has told the nation that he would not necessarily abide by the results of the November election, that violence could not be ruled out in the wake of the election, and that a Joe Biden victory would be fraudulent.

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China’s Foreign Policy: Lessons for the United States

The United States currently lacks diplomatic relations with two of its most important adversaries: Iran and North Korea.  Washington has serious bilateral issues with both Tehran and Pyongyang, although there is ample evidence that both Iran and North Korea are willing to pursue a dialogue with the United States.  The nuclear issue alone should convince Washington of the need for consultation, dialogue, and diplomatic recognition of adversaries.

The United States and Human Rights: a History of Hypocrisy

The United States is a human rights hypocrite.  No country has been more aggressive in lecturing others about human rights and no country has been less willing to take part in international efforts to halt crimes against the peace or even genocide.  The United States has been one of the major obstacles in the creation of an international military force under the auspices of the United Nations to prevent “crimes against the peace.”